Following a rough offseason that saw Iowa State swing and miss on a number of high profile transfers, amid a few commits, Steve Prohm picked up a big late summer addition in former Ole Miss wing Blake Hinson.
Ole Miss transfer Blake Hinson just verbally committed to Iowa State, a source tells @247Sports. Plans to apply for a wavier to be eligible immediately. Averaged 10.1 PPG and 4.6 RPG this past season.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 24, 2020
Hinson average 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.4 last season in 31.1 minutes per game for the Rebels, and shot 32% from three, down from his 35% campaign as a freshmen. A solid defender and spot up shooter, Hinson has the opportunity to be a contributor right away for the Cyclones. Whether or not that happens next season or the following year will depend on getting a waiver from the NCAA, which he and Iowa State are expected to pursue.
Of note, Hinson did miss a few games early in the 2019 season due to a “blood abnormality,” though one would have to assume that those issues are largely behind him if he’s still cleared to play.